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Tomb of the Virgin Mary, Jerusalem
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Considered by many Christians to be the final resting place of the mother of Christ, Tomb of the Virgin Mary provides an atmospheric encounter with a 5th-century church. Enter through the 12th-century Crusader facade, winding your way down the staircase to the ancient Byzantine crypt. Containing the ancient empty crypt of the Virgin Mary, it is believed by many to date back to the 1st century CE. Inspect the colorful icons, and don't miss the smoke blackened stone--thought to have been left behind after Mary's ascension to heaven. Put Tomb of the Virgin Mary at the forefront of your travel plans using our Jerusalem trip itinerary planner.
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  • An important place and what astonishes in Jerusalem calm and quiet (unless it hits on Sung devotion by Orthodox Christians, or Copts). The contractual Tomb Mary filled with icons and images of the mother of God. One of the few places where you can have in the future, and focus before going to almost always crowded the tomb of Jesus.
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  • A pretty nice place despite the sometimes noisy tourists and enlightened groups walking. Impression of artifice.
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  • The site is interesting and should be visited by all Christians. It is an important site of Jerusalem. 
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  • Final stop on the Sandeman's excellant Mount of Olives tour. A fascinating underground Greek Orthodox church - walking down the staircase leading to the presumed tomb is like walking into a smoky, incensed and venerable past.
  • Incredible. Definitely worth seeing. The stairs of candles is impre.
  • Amazing place with a very spiritual atmosphere.
  • Awesome pictures one day I ll visited there with k.p.yes
  • This is at the bottom of the hill up to the Mount of Olives. I would have missed it but somebody pointed it out to me. It's worth heading down, you walk down staircase to the bottom. There is incense in the air and lot of pictures of Mary